Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#11137 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Bruce Dubbs Owned by: Douglas R. Reno
Priority: normal Milestone: 8.4
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New minor version.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Douglas R. Reno, 5 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Douglas R. Reno
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Douglas R. Reno, 5 years ago

Version 10.32-RC1 10-September-2018

1. When matching using the the REG_STARTEND feature of the POSIX API with a
non-zero starting offset, unset capturing groups with lower numbers than a
group that did capture something were not being correctly returned as "unset"
(that is, with offset values of -1).

2. When matching using the POSIX API, pcre2test used to omit listing unset
groups altogether. Now it shows those that come before any actual captures as
"<unset>", as happens for non-POSIX matching.

3. Running "pcre2test -C" always stated "\R matches CR, LF, or CRLF only",
whatever the build configuration was. It now correctly says "\R matches all
Unicode newlines" in the default case when --enable-bsr-anycrlf has not been
specified. Similarly, running "pcre2test -C bsr" never produced the result

4. Matching the pattern /(*UTF)\C[^\v]+\x80/ against an 8-bit string containing
multi-code-unit characters caused bad behaviour and possibly a crash. This
issue was fixed for other kinds of repeat in release 10.20 by change 19, but
repeating character classes were overlooked.

5. pcre2grep now supports the inclusion of binary zeros in patterns that are
read from files via the -f option.

6. A small fix to pcre2grep to avoid compiler warnings for -Wformat-overflow=2.

7. Added --enable-jit=auto support to

8. Added some dummy variables to the heapframe structure in 16-bit and 32-bit
modes for the benefit of m68k, where pointers can be 16-bit aligned. The
dummies force 32-bit alignment and this ensures that the structure is a
multiple of PCRE2_SIZE, a requirement that is tested at compile time. In other
architectures, alignment requirements take care of this automatically.

9. When returning an error from pcre2_pattern_convert(), ensure the error
offset is set zero for early errors.

10. A number of patches for Windows support from Daniel Richard G:

  (a) List of error numbers in Runtest.bat corrected (it was not the same as in

  (b) pcre2grep snprintf() workaround as used elsewhere in the tree.

  (c) Support for non-C99 snprintf() that returns -1 in the overflow case.

11. Minor tidy of pcre2_dfa_match() code.

12. Refactored pcre2_dfa_match() so that the internal recursive calls no longer
use the stack for local workspace and local ovectors. Instead, an initial block
of stack is reserved, but if this is insufficient, heap memory is used. The
heap limit parameter now applies to pcre2_dfa_match().

13. If a "find limits" test of DFA matching in pcre2test resulted in too many
matches for the ovector, no matches were displayed.

14. Removed an occurrence of ctrl/Z from test 6 because Windows treats it as
EOF. The test looks to have come from a fuzzer.

15. If PCRE2 was built with a default match limit a lot greater than the
default default of 10 000 000, some JIT tests of the match limit no longer
failed. All such tests now set 10 000 000 as the upper limit.

16. Another Windows related patch for pcregrep to ensure that WIN32 is
undefined under Cygwin.

17. Test for the presence of stdint.h and inttypes.h in configure and CMake and
include whichever exists (stdint preferred) instead of unconditionally
including stdint. This makes life easier for old and non-standard systems.

18. Further changes to improve portability, especially to old and or non-
standard systems:

  (a) Put all printf arguments in RunGrepTest into single, not double, quotes,
      and use \0 not \x00 for binary zero.

  (b) Avoid the use of C++ (i.e. BCPL) // comments.

  (c) Parameterize the use of %zu in pcre2test to make it like %td. For both of
      these now, if using MSVC or a standard C before C99, %lu is used with a
      cast if necessary.

19. Applied a contributed patch to CMakeLists.txt to increase the stack size
when linking pcre2test with MSVC. This gets rid of a stack overflow error in
the standard set of tests.

20. Output a warning in pcre2test when ignoring the "altglobal" modifier when
it is given with the "replace" modifier.

21. In both pcre2test and pcre2_substitute(), with global matching, a pattern
that matched an empty string, but never at the starting match offset, was not
handled in a Perl-compatible way. The pattern /(<?=\G.)/ is an example of such
a pattern. Because \G is in a lookbehind assertion, there has to be a
"bumpalong" before there can be a match. The automatic "advance by one
character after an empty string match" rule is therefore inappropriate. A more
complicated algorithm has now been implemented.

22. When checking to see if a lookbehind is of fixed length, lookaheads were
correctly ignored, but qualifiers on lookaheads were not being ignored, leading
to an incorrect "lookbehind assertion is not fixed length" error.

23. The VERSION condition test was reading fractional PCRE2 version numbers
such as the 04 in 10.04 incorrectly and hence giving wrong results.

24. Updated to Unicode version 11.0.0. As well as the usual addition of new
scripts and characters, this involved re-jigging the grapheme break property
algorithm because Unicode has changed the way emojis are handled.

25. Fixed an obscure bug that struck when there were two atomic groups not
separated by something with a backtracking point. There could be an incorrect
backtrack into the first of the atomic groups. A complicated example is
/(?>a(*:1))(?>b)(*SKIP:1)x|.*/ matched against "abc", where the *SKIP
shouldn't find a MARK (because is in an atomic group), but it did.

26. Upgraded the script: (1) #pattern lines can now be used to set
a list of modifiers for all subsequent patterns - only those that the script
recognizes are meaningful; (2) #subject lines can be used to set or unset a
default "mark" modifier; (3) Unsupported #command lines give a warning when
they are ignored; (4) Mark data is output only if the "mark" modifier is

27. (*ACCEPT:ARG), (*FAIL:ARG), and (*COMMIT:ARG) are now supported.

28. A (*MARK) name was not being passed back for positive assertions that were
terminated by (*ACCEPT).

29. Add support for \N{U+dddd}, but only in Unicode mode.

30. Add support for (?^) for unsetting all imnsx options.

31. The PCRE2_EXTENDED (/x) option only ever discarded space characters whose
code point was less than 256 and that were recognized by the lookup table
generated by pcre2_maketables(), which uses isspace() to identify white space.
Now, when Unicode support is compiled, PCRE2_EXTENDED also discards U+0085,
U+200E, U+200F, U+2028, and U+2029, which are additional characters defined by
Unicode as "Pattern White Space". This makes PCRE2 compatible with Perl.

32. In certain circumstances, option settings within patterns were not being
correctly processed. For example, the pattern /((?i)A)(?m)B/ incorrectly
matched "ab". (The (?m) setting lost the fact that (?i) should be reset at the
end of its group during the parse process, but without another setting such as
(?m) the compile phase got it right.) This bug was introduced by the
refactoring in release 10.23.

33. PCRE2 uses bcopy() if available when memmove() is not, and it used just to
define memmove() as function call to bcopy(). This hasn't been tested for a
long time because in pcre2test the result of memmove() was being used, whereas
bcopy() doesn't return a result. This feature is now refactored always to call
an emulation function when there is no memmove(). The emulation makes use of
bcopy() when available.

34. When serializing a pattern, set the memctl, executable_jit, and tables
fields (that is, all the fields that contain pointers) to zeros so that the
result of serializing is always the same. These fields are re-set when the
pattern is deserialized.

35. In a pattern such as /[^\x{100}-\x{ffff}]*[\x80-\xff]/ which has a repeated
negative class with no characters less than 0x100 followed by a positive class
with only characters less than 0x100, the first class was incorrectly being
auto-possessified, causing incorrect match failures.

36. Removed the character type bit ctype_meta, which dates from PCRE1 and is
not used in PCRE2.

37. Tidied up unnecessarily complicated macros used in the escapes table.

38. Since 10.21, the new testoutput8-16-4 file has accidentally been omitted
from distribution tarballs, owing to a typo in which had
testoutput8-16-3 twice. Now fixed.

39. If the only branch in a conditional subpattern was anchored, the whole
subpattern was treated as anchored, when it should not have been, since the
assumed empty second branch cannot be anchored. Demonstrated by test patterns
such as /(?(1)^())b/ or /(?(?=^))b/.

40. A repeated conditional subpattern that could match an empty string was
always assumed to be unanchored. Now it it checked just like any other
repeated conditional subpattern, and can be found to be anchored if the minimum
quantifier is one or more. I can't see much use for a repeated anchored
pattern, but the behaviour is now consistent.

41. Minor addition to pcre2_jit_compile.c to avoid static analyzer complaint
(for an event that could never occur but you had to have external information
to know that).

42. If before the first match in a file that was being searched by pcre2grep
there was a line that was sufficiently long to cause the input buffer to be
expanded, the variable holding the location of the end of the previous match
was being adjusted incorrectly, and could cause an overflow warning from a code
sanitizer. However, as the value is used only to print pending "after" lines
when the next match is reached (and there are no such lines in this case) this
bug could do no damage.

comment:3 by Douglas R. Reno, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed at r20571

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